After more than a year of construction, the wood frame of a dual-branded Marriott hotel is now half-complete in Marina del Rey.

Located at the northeast corner of Via Marina and Tahiti Way, the project includes 288 guest rooms in addition to restaurant space, a waterfront terrace, a fitness center, and a 212-car basement parking garage.  Plans also call for an adjacent open space to be retained as a wetlands park.

A six-story, 129-room Residence Inn will cater to extended-stay guests on the north side of the property, with both one-bedroom suites and penthouses.  Each room will also include a living room, work space, wraparound decks, and kitchens.

At the south side of the property, a five-story, 159-room Courtyard by Marriott will be geared to business travelers.  Plans also call for in-facility and in-room work spaces.

R.D. Olson Construction is serving as the project's general contractor, while ACRM Architects and KHI Interior Design are designing the project.

Developer MDR Hotels, LLC previously anticipated completion of construction in Summer 2019.  A past environmental study conducted for the hotel anticipated an approximately 24-month buildout period.

Work on the hotel made headlines earlier this year when crews ruptured an abandoned 1930s oil well on the property, causing it to spew mud and methane gas.

The project site abuts the site of the Neptune Marina Apartments, a $300-million project now being built by Greystar Real Estate Partners.